The best way to experience Italy’s best kept secrets is often from the passenger-side window of a car. Indeed, winding rural roads with beautiful scenery crisscross Italy. Here are three of our favorite drives:
This legendary mountain ascent takes you through the so-called “Heart of the Dolomites,” the famous Passo di Sella, and into the Val Gardena, passing some of Europe’s most unforgettable, craggy-peaked views.
This narrorw, winding road, which parallels much of the A1 autostrada, hugs the the jagged coastline of the Italian Riviera, passing palm-filled winter gardens, terraced vineyards, cliff-hanging villages, and shimmering seas.
This back road between Florence and Siena meanders through classic Tuscan landscapes: rolling hills and vineyards in the heart of the Chianti wine region. Take the drive slowly, stopping at wineries and local enoteche.